CHARLOTTE – Eric Henry arrived at the Democratic National Convention hoping to connect with some fellow business owners and organizations, and maybe help make some noise while they’re here.
“It takes large groups of loud voices to make sure we’re being heard,” Henry said.
At a convention where individuals seem to be paying close attention to the transparency of government and big businesses – from sustainable business practices to victims of foreclosure – Eric Henry’s plan to make a little noise about better policies for businesses, large and small alike, seems fitting. Henry owns TS Designs, a sustainable t-shirt company in Burlington, NC, that places equal emphasis on “people, planet and profit” and prides itself on transparency. The company’s website offers specifics on the source of their products and how they’re being produced, “from dirt to shirt.”
“Transparency does open you up to weaknesses… but it’s about gaining trust and showing your customers where your product and services come from,” Henry said. “So many businesses, there’s so much money and no transparency.”